Demonstrators participate in the Women's March rally at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester, Minn., on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (Andrew Link/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP)

Thousands march for women in London despite sleet and snow
(Associated Press) - January 22, 2018 - 3:23am

LONDON — Thousands of people have turned out in central London despite sleet and snow to show solidarity with women around the world in demanding equality, justice and an end to harassment.

Demonstrators chanted across from British Prime Minister Theresa May's office on yesterday with placards reading "We Are Powerful" and "Time's Up" to mark the anniversary of US President Donald Trump's inauguration.

Marches supporting of female empowerment, several of them massive, also took place on Saturday.

The international events come at a time of reckoning for many men in Hollywood, media and other industries as women speak out about sexual misconduct in the workplace.

In a statement before the London march, activists said they were "coming together to pledge that we are going to make change in big and small ways."

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